Bridging the gap between traditional medicine and technology
Virginia Tech now offers an undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering as well as a minor program of study.
With the nation’s demand for health-related services, products, and professionals expected to skyrocket over the next decade, Virginia Tech biomedical engineering students will be uniquely trained to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the technology needed to address emerging and complex health care problems.
Our program emphasizes technology transfer, engineering fundamentals, and hands-on learning opportunities. Students will have access to undergraduate research alongside program faculty, internships and clinical rotations, and innovative entrepreneurial training.
New B.S. program in biomedical engineering
Once admitted to the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, first-year and transfer engineering students must enroll in the general engineering program through the Department of Engineering Education. After specific course requirements are complete, students will then become eligible to declare a major in one of the College’s degree-granting programs.
Eligible students who are interested in the biomedical engineering undergraduate degree will apply for the program in the spring of 2019. The first cohort for the new degree will begin degree-specific coursework in fall 2019.
Only general engineering students who have not already declared a major will be eligible to apply to the B.S. program in biomedical engineering. Students who have already declared a major will not be able to transfer into the program.
More information and instructions on how to apply are forthcoming! Please check back frequently for updates.
Interested and eligible students are also welcome to attend one of the department’s upcoming information sessions on the new degree:
- Monday, Nov. 12, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Torgersen 3100
- Monday, Nov. 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Torgersen 3100
If you have any questions about this exciting new offering at Virginia Tech, please contact BEAM’s undergraduate advisor: